Hotel, “festival street” goes to planners

FESTIVAL STREET is at center, with residences at right and hotel at rear in this artist’s conception of a project that goes again before the Westminster Planning Commission on Wednesday (City of Westminster).

A public hearing on a development agreement for a proposed mixed-use project anchored by a hotel will be on the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting of the Westminster Planning Commission.

The applicant, IP Westminster LLC, is seeking to build the development at the southeast corner of Bolsa Avenue and Brookhurst Street in the Little Saigon area.  It would include a 144-room hotel, a 48,000-square-foot banquet facility, 37,550 square feet of retail uses and 201 dwelling units.

A principal feature of the development will be a Festival Street with street furniture, landscaping and architectural features intended to be reminiscent of “old Saigon,” now officially known as Ho Chi Minh City in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

The planners and city council have previously approved the specific plan, tentative parcel map and conditional use permit for the project. The proposed development agreement would, among other things, commit the city to certain public improvements necessary for the project to be constructed, such as the undergrounding of utilities and construction of street improvements and medians.

The planners will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers, 8200 Westminster Blvd.


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